VMAATA 2021 Free Communications – CALL FOR PROPOSALS

The Call for proposals for Free Communications is now open. This is a call for free communications presentations for Certified Athletic Trainers who would like to present a poster presentation at VMAATA 2021. The submission deadline is 5:00pm Central Time on January 29, 2021. If accepted, presenters must register as an attendee for VMAATA 2021.

Those who have proposals accepted will be notified in February and will be asked to follow these guidelines:

  • Make a 5 minute or less power point presentation that includes 3 slides: #1 is their name (and any credentials), school or place of employment, and the title of their poster. #2 is the actual poster slide. #3 is their email address and anything else they would like to include. They will spend the majority of the time on slide #2. In power point there are laser pointers and highlighters that can be used during the presentation (see the link below for more info about this function).
  • Record in Power Point. To do this, I have included a link to a video tutorial. (https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/video-record-presentations-2570dff5-f81c-40bc-b404-e04e95ffab33)
  • Save the file as a “power point show”. The file name could be: First Name Last Name 2021 Virtual Poster
  • Upload the file to: https://www.dropbox.com/request/VEanVOMwKx3pX59vBfpK

Direct any questions to Dr. David Carr. (WDavidCarr@MIssouriState.edu)


MAATA Certified AT Free Communications Call for Proposals

Primary Author Contact Information

Presentation Information

Submission Instructions

  1. The abstract submission process is similar to the NATAREF peer-reviewed track (www.natafoundation.org).
  2. Your page margins must be set at 1 inch on all sides using the standard 8.5 x 11 inch format.
  3. Use Arial 12 point Font with single spacing.
  4. Provide the title starting at the top left margin.
  5. On the next line, indent 3 spaces enter the author(s) last name, then initials (without spaces or periods), followed by a comma, and continue for all additional authors (if any), end with a colon.
  6. Following the colon, indicate the institution (including city and state) where the research was conducted (author and institutional information does not count in the word limit).
  7. Abstract structured headings must be per NATAREF guidelines (e.g. Context, Objective, Design, Setting)
    • Those submitting “Tips from the Field” do not have to follow a structured heading. Submissions should be structured in a logical fashion.
  8. There is a 450-word limit for Basic Research, Meta-Analysis Research, Systematic Reviews, and Qualitative or Survey submissions.
  9. There is a 600-word limit for Clinical Case Reports, Clinical Case Series, Current Issues, or Tips from the Field.
    • Limit is on words, not characters.  Do not use bullets, italics, bold or underline to emphasize major points.
  10. The abstract must be typed using a word processing program and inserted on the next page of this abstract submission form.
Maximum upload size: 50MB
Agreement: If my proposal is accepted, I understand I must register for the 2021 Virtal MAATA Conference *